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Why are more municipalities looking at the potential for Accessory Dwelling Units as part of the solution to nationwide housing shortages?
After an extensive search process, the Ferndale Housing Commission has made the decision to promote from within, announcing the selection of Emily Tong to the Executive Director Position.
The Ferndale Housing Commission has played an important role in providing affordable housing opportunities for the lower-income residents of Ferndale since its inception in 1969.
“Years after this thing happened, they’re still encountering barriers to success.”
With rent and mortgage costs rising and communities across the state challenged to develop enough housing for their residents, the Michigan Municipal League and Michigan Economic Development Corporation have reached back into the past to develop new strategies to help communities add more housing options to their existing neighborhoods.
“Elevator outages will continue to happen as residential buildings age,” added Claudia Sanford, tenant rights organizer at United Community Housing Coalition. “Policies that require planning for the future are necessary to prevent this eventuality.”
A Look at the Data: Housing Types and Home Ownership Rates Across Oakland County pt 3: Populations up to 9,999
A Look at the Data: Housing Types and Home Ownership Rates Across Oakland County pt 3: Populations up to 9,999 (Kurt Metzger, Aug. 9, 2022) Oakland County, MI – Housing is an essential element of community development. It impacts residents and governments, property values, local revenues, public services, and community stability. An examination of housing…
The housing resolutions passed in the housing security initiative in April were informed by the propositions within the housing blueprint.
The Oakland County Board of Commissioners adopted two resolutions at Wednesday night’s meeting that are aimed at increasing housing security in Oakland County.
Here is a list of some of the most common issues and some potential solutions to protect your home.
The Neighborhood & Housing Development Division will award up to $1 million in total gap funding for new construction, acquisition, rehabilitation, or preservation of affordable rental housing with a focus on access to supportive services and sustainability
“All communities have homelessness whether you recognize it or not,” Hufnagel said.
In an increasing number of communities, landlords can no longer legally refuse to rent to someone because of how they pay their rent, including veteran’s benefits, court ordered payments, and voucher programs.
To address this issue, commissioners will be introducing a package of resolutions at the full Board of Commissioners meeting on April 29.
There’s even a nod to a former Mayor worked into the plans.
HUD Regional Director Joseph Galvin joined representatives of the FHC to present the giant check Friday morning at FHC’s Withington West.
“What we are working on now you won’t even start to see for a few years. But it is going to completely change the face of public housing in Ferndale – for the better.”
Lack of Affordable Housing Impacts throughout Oakland County (Crystal A. Proxmire, Nov. 27, 2018) Troy, MI- As rental prices continue to increase throughout Oakland County, so too are the problems associated with homelessness and housing instability. A panel of leaders from various organizations met Nov. 14 in Troy to look at the scope of…
Trees Cut Down for Development, Royal Oak Mayor Responds (Crystal A. Proxmire, Aug. 14, 2018) Royal Oak, MI – A 186-unit development project approved four years ago has finally begun, leaving neighbors distressed over the loss of trees and the increase of residents who will be moving in. The former site of Mark Twain School…